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Feb 2010 - I never had a dimple before! It was hidden under my chubby cheeks, I guess??



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In search of my hip bones...

So far on my weight loss journey, I have located my collar bones, wrists, ribs, and ankles. But where the heck are my hip bones? They are still hiding!

May 2011: If one year of law school made me gain 30 pounds, what's gonna happen by the time I am done with all 3 years???!! Starting over, again, and trying to feel fortunate that I didn't gain it all back (plus 10) like usual. Still searching for my hip bones :)

Jan 2010: I decided it is time to change my intro!! ...
So far on my weight loss journey, I have located my collar bones, wrists, ribs, and ankles. But where the heck are my hip bones? They are still hiding!

May 2011: If one year of law school made me gain 30 pounds, what's gonna happen by the time I am done with all 3 years???!! Starting over, again, and trying to feel fortunate that I didn't gain it all back (plus 10) like usual. Still searching for my hip bones :)

Jan 2010: I decided it is time to change my intro!! Original intro is below.

I have always been overweight, as long as I can remember. I tried diets, but they never worked. Well, they didn't work because I didn't really stick with it, not even for a week. I just thought I was destined to be fat forever, and there was no point in trying to change it.

In 2006, I took a vacation to Costa Rica with my family for my brothers wedding. We spent 3 weeks eating fruit and fish, walking daily, and hiking in the jungles. I lost 8 pounds in those 3 weeks without even trying. Once I got home, I realized that a healthy lifestyle felt so much better! Soon after that, I met my future husband and it was, literally, love instantly.

I started working out at Curves and trying to 'eat less'. I stumbled upon SparkPeople one day while looking up the amount of calories in some food. That, too, was love instantly :) I have been hooked ever since!

I have lost 75 pounds, and feel like a whole new person. I run and lift weights and do yoga. I park far away and feel neglected when I don't get enough veggies in a day. I have more self-esteem and confidence than ever before. I was just accepted to my top choice law school (I will start in Fall 2010), and before Spark I would never have been confident enough to attempt that! Spark has, in so many ways, changed my life forever.

If I can be an inspiration to just one person, then all the sweat and sore muscles and hard work is worth it! Feel free to message or friend me - I LOVE new Spark friends!!!


Original intro:
April 2007: I am less than a year away from my 30th birthday, and I am determined to be in the best shape of my life on that day! No matter how much weight I lose or what size I wear, I will be happy as long as I am healthy and fit and feel good!

Update 3/31: Ok, I passed my 30th birthday, and didn't quite meet my goal (total lost to date: 52 pounds). But, I accept it because I am still going (pretty) strong. I am in good shape, but I still have quite a bit of weight to go. Maybe my 31st birthday? :)

Update 9/1: One month after getting the Bodybugg, I have lost over 5 pounds - goodbye evil plateau!! I am in LOVE with this little gadget! Also, I am preparing to take the LSAT (Law school admission test) in October, and am VERY VERY nervous about it! Wish me luck!

Update 1/2009: Phew, this holiday season was a whirlwind!! I finished the LSAT - didn't do as well as I had hoped, but definitely acceptable. I have done a lot of traveling the past 2 months, both for work and fun. We spent Christmas in the Dominican Republic, which was amazing and relaxing and loads of fun. But, I am glad to be back to normal life, dinners at home, and nightly workouts. I joined the New Year, New You bootcamp and I love it. Coach Nicole's videos are awesome. Even my boyfriend loves to do them, and he is very uncoordinated (and lazy!)

Update 8/2009: Lots of changes in my life! I got married, quit my job, bought a house for the first time, and moved across the country with my husband to North Carolina. I have been here about a month, and we are still trying to get settled in. All the chaos has led to a poor workout routine, but I am getting back on track lately. Trying to make that scale keep moving down!!!
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Member Since: 4/24/2007

SparkPoints: 56,381

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My Goals:
Lose about 50 more pounds.

Run a marathon.

Wear cute clothes! DONE

Be able to love my legs.

Have endless energy! DONE

My Program:
My main cardio is running and walking. I am quite slow, but persistent!! I also use kettlebells and a few DVD's. I try to be more active in my daily life - parking farther away, pacing while on the phone, taking the stairs, etc. Every calorie counts!

I still track all my food - very important! I cook every night, and bring leftovers for lunch every day. This keeps me away from a lot of bad stuff :)

I have lots of fun - I laugh at myself, play with my dogs, and love life every day! I don't regret anything from my life - I simply try to learn from my mistakes and move on. This is as important as diet and exercise, for me.

Personal Information:
I am 31, live in N. Carolina, and am a first year law student.

I have the most amazing husband, and I am grateful for him each and every day! I have 2 crazy dogs that love to run (and are my motivation many days) and between my husband and I, we have three cats. Our house is starting to resemble a zoo!

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I am insanely happy. The more I work toward my goals, the happier I get! I feel so blessed to have such a great life, and be surrounded by such great people. Basically, I am that crazy happy girl that is always smiling that you sometimes want to slap...

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FITFRANNIEK
7/10/2013 8:51:02 AM

hope you had fun on VACATION!!! awesome job on losing that 1.6! congrats!!



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KIMMAS82
7/9/2013 5:36:51 PM

I have not handled the calorie thing!! At all. I'm just eating when I'm hungry. I'd be lying if I said I tried to make healthy choices too! I want to make healthy choices but it doesn't always happen and wanting it gets me no where if I don't act on it!!

I'm looking into joining a gym and although the daycare isn't free it's pretty inexpensive. I just don't get to see her during the week much so I have a hard time giving up the little time I do see her (awake anyhow) during the week. I have to just start working out after she goes to bed like you said. Or waking up at the wee hours to work out!! I have been pretty good lately about working out on the weekends but that isn't quite enough I don't think.



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KIMMAS82
7/9/2013 2:15:59 PM

Thanks for stopping by!! How are you doing with dieting/working out since your little guy was born? I was doing really well when I was at my old job because I could work out in the gym over my lunch break. Now though, at the new job, I just don't fit in exercise at all during the week!! And dieting just isn't happening! I'm starving all the time. Hopefully it's just due to nursing and pumping all the time and that will stop when we call it quits!



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FITFRANNIEK
7/2/2013 11:52:13 AM

hope all is well this week and you enjoy your holiday!!! happy 4th!



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BETHSWORLD
7/2/2013 10:55:51 AM

Hey Girlie! emoticon Hope you had a safe and fun trip.

I am sure the family loved seeing the little bundle of gorgeous joy of a baby you have!

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